Archive for August, 2008
Congratulations to Deon Swiggs, who is our first ‘Blogger of the Month’ and wins the prize of a $100 MTA petrol voucher for his New Plymouth Real Estate blog.
Deon has only been blogging since April but he has already built up an enormous amount of content on his blog. He not only adds to his own blog with great frequency but also posts comments and contributes to other Voices blogs on a regular basis.
So it’s not because your car blew up Deon - although I do hope you’ve sorted that out or your voucher won’t be much use!
Well done and keep up the good work! I’ll be in touch about your prize…
August 29 2008 | Blogger of the Month | 2 Comments »
We have had a number of enquiries from salespeople recently, wondering if they can advertise properties on realestate.co.nz even though their company does not subscribe.
So just to confirm, any licensed salesperson can advertise on the site through our casual listing service regardless of whether or not their office subscribes.
This is also a great option for smaller offices who may only have one or two listings a month and therefore have opted not to subscribe to the site.
The cost of placing a casual listing on the website is $72 (incl GST), which you can charge back to your vendor.
Like any listing on the website you can add unlimited photos, up to 4,000 characters about your property and links to video. If the property has been photographed by open2view, those photos will automatically be picked up and displayed on our site also. Your listing will be diplayed on realestate.co.nz until you withdraw it.
To register for our casual listing service just click here or alternatively you can email us or give us a call on 0800 732 536. We’ll have you up and going in no time and ready to seal the deal!
August 14 2008 | Website Services | No Comments »
We appreciate the time and effort that many of you are are putting into your blogs and acknowledge that it can be frustrating waiting for traffic to build and comments to come your way. So, we want to offer a little incentive to keep you motivated - starting this month we will be giving away a $100 petrol voucher for the Voices…
…’BLOGGER OF THE MONTH’!
The following criteria will be considered when selecting the winning blogger:
- Frequency of posts
- Quality of content
- Use of photographs/diagrams in posts
- Overall look of the blog
- Most improved blog
- Sharing the love, i.e. commenting on or contributing to other blogs!
If you’d like to nominate anyone (apart from yourself!) just drop me an email* with their name and a brief sentence or two about why you feel they deserve a voucher.
The winner will be announced during the last week of each month so get going, you’ve got plenty of time to increase your chance of winning this month!
* No sob stories please - the winners will only be chosen based on the above criteria. This competition is not open to staff of realestate.co.nz, so we’ll just have to keep paying for our own petrol guys
August 08 2008 | Blogger of the Month | 3 Comments »
Ok so I’m cheating a little with this one - it’s not a photo from our website. I got it in an email today and couldn’t resist sharing it!
Let this be a warning – if the vendor says they’ve taken their own photos of the property, always check for reflections in the mirror
August 07 2008 | Bad Listing Photos | 2 Comments »
I’ve noticed that quite a few Voices blogs have varied fonts, i.e. the font changes from post to post. A lot people feel more comfortable typing up their posts in Word and then cutting & pasting the finished post into their blog. That’s fine but it can result in a number of different fonts, which ultimately makes your blog look rather messy and less professional than it could be.
It is very easy to avoid this and to ensure that your font and formatting is the same in each post:
1. On your Post toolbar ensure that you have two rows of icons showing. If there is only one then click on the last icon on the first row, ‘Show/Hide Kitchen Sink’.
2. Instead of pasting your article directly into a the post field click on the icon circled in the diagram below called ‘Paste from Word’.
3. Paste your article into the new field which appears and just click enter. This will ensure that any fonts or formatting inadvertently picked up in Word will be stripped from your text.
August 07 2008 | Voices Blog | No Comments »
Get in quick – this house is about to be eaten by a giant baby bird…
August 05 2008 | Bad Listing Photos | 3 Comments »